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"I'm not in favor of a 'vouchers for everybody' type of thing and I've never voted that way. So I've taken the time to study this one, and this one is worthy of my support and it's going to get it," LaTourette says.

LaTourette is not so supportive of his own Governor's plan to quadruple the number of vouchers in Ohio.

"I'm not a big fan of that," he says.

He insists it is a different story.

"If a school system fails in its mission...then maybe you look at something, but I'm not there yet in Ohio at this moment in time. I think our schools and teachers do a great job. But if they ever look like the D.C. schools, I may have to think about it," he reasons.

For now, the Republican is actually in agreement with a fellow Ohioan from the opposite end of the political spectrum, Dennis Kucinich. At least when it comes to their home state.

"We're setting the stage for the decline and eventual destruction of public education if we don't adequately fund it" Kucinich says.

The D.C. school voucher bill's next stop: the Senate, where Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman is its biggest champion. According to a statement released earlier this week, the official White House position is to oppose school vouchers. That statement did not, however, go so far as to make any mention of a Presidential veto.

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